- Agronomic: potatoes, rye
- Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
- Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
- Pest Management: cultural control
This project will compare potato production when planted conventionally in the soil and when planted under organic mulch on top of the soil. Labor, time, yield, and the incidence of wireworm damage will be compared to determine if this labor-intensive crop can be grown more efficiently.